The early 1960s are identical to the 1950s in popular culture… largely tame and conservative. A late studio era musical, Bye Bye Birdie is a snapshot of this period. While it’s largely clean-cut and standard, an interesting tension boils beneath the surface. While the United States was still […]
With the exception of the early films of Alfred Hitchcock, British silent film often gets short shrift when discussed in comparison to the pantheon of other Western cinemas. And it is true that British film heavily borrows from the other cinematic traditions – many directors from the silent […]
The response from fans about Citizen Dame has been more than we could have ever imagined. When we started the show we just wanted to even the playing field and provide an entertainment show where women did the talking. Now, the Dames are thinking bigger and we want […]
The MGM musicals of the classic Hollywood era are a special breed of adorable. The movies coming out of the iconic studio during the post World War II era look at the post war homefront through a special set of rose colored nostalgia goggles. From a superficial level, […]
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Marilyn Monroe spent most of her short career playing a specific type of character. A darling of 1950s cinema, Monroe typically played showgirls, usually with varying amounts of gold-digging ditziness. Fairly early in her career, she briefly broke from type in her portrayal of Nell the unhinged baby-sitter in […]